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Re: [Guix Website] A Search Page for Packages

From: Cook, Malcolm
Subject: Re: [Guix Website] A Search Page for Packages
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2020 20:31:37 +0000
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A few quick thoughts –


  • There should be a link documenting the search language.  Are there Booleans allowed?  Is “stemming” automatic?  Do quote characters do anything?  Is proximity searching available?  Regular expressions?  What columns are searched?  License?  Version? Author?
  • Immediate feedback of hits as you type is “nice”.  IMO suggested completion of search times is nicer.
  • Browsing alphabetically by picking a letter provide little to no value
  • Full detail of hits in columnar format is preferred over “cards”


Still lurking myself but loving the improvements….


Go Guix,





From: Guix-devel <> on behalf of Daniela Lura <>
Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 1:50 PM
To: "" <>
Subject: [Guix Website] A Search Page for Packages


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Hello everyone, 


This is Danjela, the Outreachy intern at the Guix Data Service. 


Taking into consideration the suggestion made in this thread:, my mentor, Christopher Baines suggested me to write a script that serves a search page for packages using the search functionality within the Guix Data Service,


The prototype page can be accessed through a test version of the Guix website that Chris deployed:


I'd like to know if you find the page useful so that I can hopefully start working on incorporating the search functionality into this page:


Best Regards,


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